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MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences

352 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4512
+1 386-255-0285
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This was such a great choice on a cold and windy 50+ degree day. Has such a variety of... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2016
Travelingduo222
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Interesting museum

We have been attending MOAS since my grandson was 3. He especially loves the giant sloth skeleton... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2016
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The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, science and history museum in Central Florida. The area's largest museum, MOAS is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. Located on a 90-acre Florida nature preserve, the 100,000 square foot facility is host to over 30,000 objects including the Dow Gallery of American Art, one of the finest collections of American art in the Southeast, the Schulte Gallery of Chinese Art, the Bouchelle Collection and Gallery of Decorative Arts, the largest and most comprehensive collection in the South, and the Root Family Museum featuring restored railroad cars, antique automobiles and the largest collection of Coca-Cola(R) memorabilia in Florida. The Helene B. Roberson Visible Storage Building exhibits thousands of objects from many donors which are owned by the Museum, while the Linda and Williams Children's Museum presents an interactive experience for children. A new state-of-the-art planetarium and the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art showcasing the largest collection of Florida-based art in the world, rounds out areas to explore inside the Museum of Arts & Sciences. The Museum's new West Wing will open to the public on October 30, 2015. The West Wing contains the Gillespy Gallery of Sub-Saharan African artifacts, the Cuban Foundation Museum showcasing one of the most significant collections of Cuban paintings in the United States, and a prehistory of Florida gallery, featuring Florida's Giant Ground Sloth skeleton.
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352 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4512
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

This was such a great choice on a cold and windy 50+ degree day. Has such a variety of exhibits...the Coca Cola bottle designer history...China art exhibit...1920s flapper fashion...furniture an d art from 1800 and 1900's. Good time if you can't enjoy the beach.

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Reviewed 11 November 2016

We have been attending MOAS since my grandson was 3. He especially loves the giant sloth skeleton. At Christmas they display multiple trees decorated in various motifs. Locals can check for days to attend for free.

Thank Captjet
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Nice display of furniture and oil paintings. They have a Cuban, Chinese and American gallery. They have a gallery for children. The best part is the coke gallery with all of the machinery from the root factory and old coke machines

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

MOAS--Museum of Arts and Sciences is a must see attraction when you come to Daytona. It provides a necessary cultural experience that all communities should have for the citizens.

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have lived in Florida since 1957, and in New Smyrna Beach since 2009 and did not even know that this wonderful Museum of Arts and Science even existed. My sister, cousin and I took the tour and were really impressed for such a small...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Wonderful museum in Daytona. Don't forget to visit the Cici Brown Florida art museum also! Well worth your time and travel.

Thank Pamela M
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

The permanent collections and exhibits were enough to hold my attention. For a small space, I thought the lay-out was well done. I especially enjoyed the Americana and Coca-Cola exhibit. Childhood memories came racing back and seeing items from those times was fun. The laser...More

Thank carole c
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Some of my favorite exhibits were furniture from various countries and time spans, a visible storage area so you can see just how many items the museum really has, a Coca Cola history section, pre-history of Florida with a giant sloth skeleton and a partial...More

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

I had been to this museum years ago and was amazed at how it's grown and all that it has to offer. Famous for it's giant sloth---we're talking taller than a polar bear here---the skeleton is rare in that it is so complete. There is...More

Thank Linda C
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

MOAS is large, diverse, and kid friendly. There is even a children's museum where the kids can amuse themselves for hours, along with large and interesting displays (and a planetarium). Don't miss the full size ground sloth skeleton which was found in the 70's!

Thank LInda E
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We spent 2-3 hours but we also did the planetarium show.
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